Agenda 2020


Skin Microbiota Workshop
Wednesday November 4, 2020

How to Evaluate Skin Microbiota 2020?

From Initiation to Improvement…

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Online Workshop


Day 1 – Thursday – November 5, 2020

Welcome Note & Introduction Remarks – LIVE STREAMING
Prof. Jean Krutmann,
President of Skin Challenges 2020, Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany


Session 1: Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020 – State of the Art 

The relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic aging of human skin – LIVE STREAMING
Jean Krutmann, Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

New insights into skin ageing
Christopher Griffiths,
University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Granzymes: Strategic Role in Skin Aging and Inflammatory Skin Conditions
David Granville,
University of British Columbia, Canada

Skin aging in Indians living in highly polluted areas
Tamara Schikowski,
Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

Interaction of different UV wavelengths present in natural sunlight
Thomas Haarmann-Stemmann,
Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany



Session 2:  Skin Microbiota – Recent Scientific Advances

Distinct skin microbiome and skin physiological functions between bedridden older patients and healthy people: A single center study in Japan
Shigefumi Okamoto,
Kanazawa University Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Japan

Commensals, CXCL10-bacterial DNA complexes and pDC in skin wound repair
Bernhard Ryffel,
Artimmune, CNRSF-45071 Orleans, France

Chances & Challenges when investigating the skin microbiome
Rainer Simmering, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany

The cutaneous ecosystem: Insights into the skin microbiome and cosmetics
Riccardo Sfriso, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd,  Switzerland

The Evolution of the skin microbiome with urbanization
Chris Callewaert, Ghent University, Belgium


Short Oral presentations of Day 1

Polyamines: novel regulators of human epidermal pigmentation
Leah A. Vardy, Skin Research Institute of Singapore, Singapore

Accelerated Skin Wound Healing Enabled by Wearable Nanogenerators
Xudong Wang, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

Polysaccharide‐rich hydrogel formulation combined with photobiomodulation repairs UV‐induced photodamage in mice skin
Lia Mara Grosso Neves, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

Unveiling polymeric nanoparticles – skin interaction through synchrotron-based infrared microspectroscopy
Sofia A. Costa Lima, University of Porto, Portugal

The role of fatty acid synthase (FASN) in the initial stages of senescence and ageing
Midusa Mahenthiran, Barts And The London Smd – Blizard Institute, United Kingdom

Mobile Skin sensor based on LED spectroscopy and its application to human skin
Seongwook Choi, Givata Co., Ltd, Republic of Korea

Ferroptosis, cell death depending of lipid oxidation in skin cell lines
Malgorzata Adamiec, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

In vitro effect of lactic acid bacteria with sphingomyelinase activity on melanin metabolism in human melanocytes
Francesca Lombardi, University of L’Aquila, Italy

18h00 End of the first day
Day 2 – Friday – November 6, 2020
08h55 Opening of the second day


Session 3: Iron Homeostasis, Regeneration, Wound Healing & Skin

Introduction on the role of iron and hepcidin in the process of cells and wound healing
Charareh Pourzand,
University of Bath, United Kingdom

Harnessing the power of extracellular vesicles for wound regeneration
Hugo Fernandes,
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Iron and UVA: The destructive duo, particularly in postmenopausal skin
Xi Huang,
I Beauty Tech, Inc., USA



Session 4:  Presentation of Innovations, Biotechnology Products & Devices Artificial Intelligence & Skincare

The imaging technique to evaluate oxidative stress in the human skin
Masaki Kobayashi, 
Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan

Superficial Cutaneous Wounds and Protection from Indiscriminate Ballistic Impacts
Reinhold H. Dauskardt,
Stanford University, USA

Novel state of the art topicals & regimens show statistically significant improvement in cutaneous photoaging
Ardeshir Bayat,
University of Manchester, England

The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in skin cancer diagnosis
Ricardo Vardasca,
University of Porto, Portugal

How artificial intelligence (AI) is re-shaping the consumer skin care journey
Wayne Liu,
Perfect Corp, USA

Evaluation of the clinical performance of hyaluronic acid microneedle patch by high frequency ultrasound
Mariane Massufero Vergilio, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil


Short Oral & Poster Session of Day 2

Plant-based biocomposites as potential antibacterial patches for skin wound healing
Fabrizio Fiorentini, Smart Materials Group, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

MITOTAG: Development of a new generation of antioxidants for skin aging
José Teixeira, Mitotag, Portugal

Modulation of the cross-talk between NLRP3 inflammasome signaling and endothelial transcription factor EB (TFEB): a new strategy to halt inflammation and improve poor wound healing in diabetes
Giovanni Pallio, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

Stabilized fibroblast growth factors and their use in cosmetics
Alzbeta Cardova, Enantis s.r.o., Czech Republic

The skin microbiome in relation to the clothing microbiome
Chris Callewaert, Ghent University, Belgium

Kalmia angustifolia as an anti-ageing active ingredient
Alexe Grenier, Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Canada

Global trends in anti-aging cosmetics
Marta Ferreira, University of Porto, Portugal

Glypican-1 expression in human skin Keratinocytes and epidermis decreases during skin ageing
Charlie Colin-Pierre,
CNRS UMR7369, MEDyC, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

End of Skin Challenges 2020
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